Somehow, as God was giving me the gifts I have enjoyed throughout life, God forgot to give me co-ordination until I was in the seventh grade. Then, the gift was very nice: I played football, ran track, and did ok with basketball. But before seventh grade I didn’t have the gift of coordination – which made grade school gym class very painful. I liked it when they formed teams by counting off by twos. But I didn’t like it when the team captains got to choose members of the
If the season of Advent were really all about getting us ready for the birth of the Christ child, then maybe the lesson we heard today should have been read on the First Sunday of Advent. This morning’s gospel is the beautiful account of the angel Gabriel’s announcement to Mary that she will be the mother of the Messiah. That would be a great way to begin Advent, wouldn’t it! Then, on the second Sunday of Advent we could have Mary’s reaction, the Magnificat, where she sing
Guiding Lord, bless the doctors, health workers, and all government workers for whom precision of language is so necessary. Guide them to ensure their work is evidence-based and science-based. Lord in your mercy, ....
“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Jack Frost nipping at your nose.” Isn’t that going through your head now that we’ve flipped our calendar page over to December and have arrived at the first Sunday in Advent here in church? Isn’t it time to get all warm and comfy and binge watch all those drippy Hallmark movies where the blond-haired-blue-eyed people in the suburban house end up having a tear-jerking reunion where all the conflicts have been resolved and all’s well that